Justice Jillani graces Forman Christian College FCC University FCCU Lahore alumni reunion
The Formanite Alumni Association of the Forman Christian College (FCC) held its Annual Reunion on campus on Saturday. This was the 11th reunion since denationalisation and was dedicated to FCC’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Formanite Chief Justice Pakistan Tassadduq Hussain Jillani was the guest of honour. In addition to the FCC Rector Dr James Tebbe and former Rector Dr Peter Armacost, a number of illustrious Formanites were also present, including Formanites Alumni Association (FAA) President Chaudhry Ahmad Saeed, Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai and Board of Directors Member Yusuf Shirazi.
Distinguished Formanite awards for outstanding contributions in their fields were given to Justice Wajihuddin, Lt Gen Farooq Ahmad Khan and Gen Noel Israel Khokhar. Gen Kuldeep Singh Bajwa, a Formanite from India, was also honoured.
The FCC rector summarised the achievements of the past year and spoke of future plans for the university. These included further developing the liberal arts program for students, developing a South Asia Institute for research and policy development, leadership development for faculty and administrative staff and developing teacher education programs.
Dr Tebbe thanked the federal and provincial governments as well as USAID for their support towards infrastructural development and providing scholarships. US Consul General in Lahore Nina Fite acknowledged the thanks.
A special award was given to Chaudhry Ahmad Saeed recognising his role in reviving the Alumni Association and raising funds for the university through his own contributions as well as requests through others.
Justice Jillani told young Formanites to ask themselves who they were rather than who they wished they were. “Identify your goals and pursue them with passion,” he advised.
After dinner Noori performed to some of their popular numbers.